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Obadiah Rich Coin Silver Mug Important and Historic

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Coin: Pre 1900: Item # 1099916

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An Importand and Historic Coin Silver Mug (Christening or Childs Mug) by noted Boston Silversmith Obadiah Rich (1809-1888, active 1830-1850). Marked pieces by Rich are Rare as much of his Output went to Leading Boston Retailers. The Mug is inscribed "Dec. 25, 1848 Emily P. Call from Abel Cushing Jr.". Cushing (1785-1866) was a Massachusetts lawyer and the author of "Historical letters on the first charter of Massachusetts government", published 1839. Dimensions; 3" high x 2.5" diameter at top; weight, 3 ounces. Excellent condition.